The Annapurna Region is one of the most popular places to trek in Nepal, second only to the Everest Region. Often it is ranked among the best places in the world to trek. Annapurna I is the tenth tallest mountain peak in the world at 8091 meters. Annapurna II is the second tallest in the Annapurna Region at 7973 meters, followed by Annapurna II at 7555 meters, Annapurna South at 7219meters and the sacred Machapuchhare (Fishtail Mountain) at 6993 meters.
The recognition that Annapurna receives is well-deserved.To the south lie the lush valleys around Pokhara, and to the north is the high-altitude desert of Mustang, part of the Tibetan Plateau. To the east is the Marshyangdi River and to the west lies the world’s deepest gorge, carved out by the wild waters of the Kali GandakiRiver.Treks can all start and finish near to Pokhara, a relaxing city that itself is full of things to do. There is convenient transportation to trail heads, and great views just two short days up the trial. The famous Annapurna Circuit Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, JomsomMuktinath Trek and Mardi Himalare some of the most famous hiking and trekking trails within the Annapurna Region, just to name a few.
The Annapurna region is rich in cultural heritage and is a great place to experience Nepal’s cultural diversity. You will encounter Gurung culture in the lowlands, Thakali culture around Jomsom, Manang culture in the east and Loba and Tibetan culture in the arid north. September to November and March to May are the best seasons to trek through the Annapurna Region, though trekking throughout the year is possible. You will need two types of trekking permits: ACAP permit and TIMS Card. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you would like to book a trek with Ascent Holidays or if you have any general questions about trekking in this region.